Psalms Chapter 26 Bible in Basic English

Psalms 26:1

<Of David.> O Lord, be my judge, for my behaviour has been upright: I have put my faith in the Lord, I am not in danger of slipping.

Psalms 26:2

Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.

Psalms 26:3

For your mercy is before my eyes; and I have gone in the way of your good faith.

Psalms 26:4

I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.

Psalms 26:5

I have been a hater of the band of wrongdoers, and I will not be seated among sinners.

Psalms 26:6

I will make my hands clean from sin; so will I go round your altar, O Lord;

Psalms 26:7

That I may give out the voice of praise, and make public all the wonders which you have done.

Psalms 26:8

Lord, your house has been dear to me, and the resting-place of your glory.

Psalms 26:9

Let not my soul be numbered among sinners, or my life among men of blood;

Psalms 26:10

In whose hands are evil designs, and whose right hands take money for judging falsely.

Psalms 26:11

But as for me, I will go on in my upright ways: be my saviour, and have mercy on me.

Psalms 26:12

I have a safe resting-place for my feet; I will give praise to the Lord in the meetings of the people.